Planning for disruption: the future of autonomous vehicles

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Toronto, Ontario — January 6, 2016 — Commonly available autonomous vehicles will likely disrupt a number of industries, including collision repair. There is no doubt that this technology is coming. The only question is how to deal with it.

An upcoming event seeks to do just that. Automated Vehicles: Planning the Next Disruptive Technology will take place April 19 to 20 in Toronto. The event is being presented by the Conference Board of Canada. According to the Conference Board, the event is being by the needs of professionals responsible for leading the transition towards a transportation sector that includes autonomous vehicles. Representatives from all levels of government, the private sector, academic institutions, and international speakers will discuss their experiences and insights on how to proactively plan for AVs. Topics slated for discussion include:

– AV fundamentals, including current technology status and market trends

– Transportation planning and AV preparedness

–  AVs and urban form – regional planning and urban infrastructure implications

– Vehicle information security and privacy issues

– Autonomous transit

– Goods movement

– The future of work

– The next steps for planning, policy, and research

Registration for the event is available through conferenceboard.ca. For more information, please click here.


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